Birmingham & District Chess League.

26th Rapidplay Tournament

Four Sections for Max Rating
Open, 170, 140, 110

Sunday 31st March 2019
Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Rd, Birmingham B32 2TW


Print Entry Form (PDF Format)(WORD Format)   or   Enter Online  

There will be seven rounds and play will commence at 10.30am. Each player has 15 mins + 10 seconds per completed move.

List of Entries


The event will be organised in the following sections: -

 Open (All players)

Major (max grade 170)

Intermediate (max grade 140)

Minor (max grade 110)

Entry fees are:

Open 18.50, Other Sections 15.00, all players.

Entrants who are not ECF Silver member or above must pay a surcharge of 7.50.

To become an ECF Silver member, to entitle yourself to the 7.50 membership discount, please click here

 to visit the ECF website.

Entries on the day (subject to organiser's discretion) required to pay a late fee of 10.


Prize money:

 FIDE Open: 1st 200, 2nd 100, 3rd: 50; Grading 25

Other sections: 1st 120, 2nd 60, 3rd: 30.


Playing Schedule

Round 1 10:30 am
Round 2 11.40 am
Round 3 12:50 pm
Round 4 2.00 pm
Round 5 3.10 pm
Round 6 4.20 pm
Round 7 5.30 pm


All sections will be ECF graded and FIDE-rated. The following priority will be used for section eligibility:


(1)January 2019 ECF Rapidplay Grade


(2) March 2019 FIDE Rapidplay Rating (converted using the formula: (FIDE 700) / 7.5)


(3) January 2019 ECF Standardplay Grade


(4) Other Rating Assigned by the Organiser



Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to:

Entries should be sent to:

B.D.C.L Rapid Play.
Alex Holowczak

48 St. Brades Close, Oldbury, Worcestershire, B69 1NX

email :

Hot & cold refreshments will be available during the event. Smoking is not permitted on the premises. Birmingham A-Z ref: Page 87 1G. Free parking on site.

Equipment will be provided by the English Chess Federation.

Cross tables for each section will be published here...





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